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An Analysis of Teachers’ and Students’ Perceptions on the Use of Smart Boards in Foreign Language Classrooms
This study aims to explore the effectiveness of smart board use in language learning and teaching at the School of Foreign Languages (AUSFL), Anadolu University, Turkey. The study was conducted with teachers and students chosen by convenience sampling method in AUSFL in the 2016-2017 academic year. The participants were six volunteer teachers and 266 students who were taught English by using smart boards. The teachers carried out at least 4 hours of their classes in the classrooms which are equipped with smart boards. The data were gathered by using both qualitative and quantitative methods including surveys, questionnaires and semi-structured interviews. The data analysis revealed that both teachers and students found the use of smart boards effective in terms of bringing fun and variety along with better learning to the class.

Foreign Language Education, Improving Classroom Teaching, Interactive Learning Environments, Educati

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